Brash and exuberant, the opening movie of the 66th festival has divided critics, but its director is upbeat about audience response
Nocturnal activities in museums and galleries and great accommoodation deals for May
This evocative collection of essays from the French crime writer is a paean to the life, cities and food of the Mediterranean, writes PD Smith
The killing of Daniele Lo Presti in February has exposed how the paparazzi prey on the rich and famous in Italy – and how these hunters are becoming the hunted, writes Tobias Jones
US student tried for Meredith Kercher murder uses TV interview to restate innocence and ask to be 'reconsidered as a person'
The 25-year-old was reportedly paid $4m to recount her four years in an Italian jail for the murder of Meredith Kercher
Central Bank says limited-edition coin that misprinted quote from Ulysses is an 'artistic representation' of Joyce's text
Central Bank of Ireland gaffe causes 10,000 €10 coins honouring Irish modernist writer to be minted with an extra word
Novelist and screenwriter known for her work on Merchant Ivory films, including A Room with a View and Heat and Dust
Corrected version of his life story will give fuller details of sexual adventures while portraying a complex personality, writes Kim Willsher
Alan Garner, author of The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, explains how the area around his Peak District home is steeped in myth
Village honours Nancy Wake, Australian woman who worked with French resistance to attack Nazis
Eva Wiseman and Emma John have very different ideas of what makes for a good break – one wants culture, the other wants sun. So we asked them to imagine their dream getaway and, in an act of cruelty, sent them on each other's
New book on Soviet composer's family will show how his wife was abandoned, tortured by Stalin's police and sent to the gulag
Author pulls out of US Book Expo showcase in light of 'pyramid of thieves' returning his country 'to the Middle Ages'